Aldebaran Park News Update August 2017

Skyvalley blitz in Breeders Crown

The Group 2 $30,000 Breeders Crown Championship for four-year-old trotting mares, run at Melton, was a triumph for our leading sire SKYVALLEY as the sire of the first five placegetters – rather a notable siring feat.

Aldeabaran Ay M, who was bred by Aldebaran Park out of Big O E, sprintlaned to success over Sky Majesty (2nd), Aldebaran Eve (3rd), Kyvalley Topcat (4th) and Fear Not (5th). Aldebaran Ay M, who became SKYVALLEY’S ninth Group/Listed winner, has now won seven races and $58,914 in stakes.

Her success was the highlight of a monster month for the progeny of SKYVALLEY, whose eight individual winners vaulted him to third on the All Aged List for winners and fourth for stakemoney.

SKYVALLEY was also the leading sire at the annual Redwood Carnival with three winners – Nomaccasforu, My Skypocket and Sky Majesty. My Skypocket later won at Melton and Kilmore, while Sky Majesty scored at Melton and finished runner-up in the Breeders Crown.

Other SKYVALLEY winners in August have been Aldebaran Kiri, a three-year-old filly bred by Aldebaran Park out of Maori Road, who won at Ballarat in 1:58.8 and Geelong; Aldebaran Rambo, bred by Aldebaran Park out of Maori Lindy; Kyvalley Boomerang, a winner at Melton in a career-best 1:57.4; Black Valley, a double winner at Shepparton; and No Republic, a three-year-old winner in 1:59.3 at Maryborough.

Hotjane Bling, a three-year-old daughter of EILEAN DONON and the Aldebaran Park owned broodmare Kyvalley Bling, posted her first win at Bendigo, while Light The Flame, owned by our farm, broke maiden ranks at Cobram.

Maori Time and Abitofmagic, whose dams are both owned by Aldebaran Park, won important races in August. The former took out the Group 3 Aldebaran Park Free-for-all in 1:58.5 at Melton and the latter the Matchmaker Mile in 1:59.9 at Maryborough.

Former US trotter Aldebaran Eagle, owned by Aldebaran Park, was an impressive winner at his debut public appearance at the Rangiora trials on August 30. Starting from a 40 metre handicap, the grand looking son of Muscle Hill easily accounted for a tidy field after gaining a trail in the middle stages and outsprinting his opposition to win by more than a length.

Two heats of the Albebaran Park Monte Championship were staged in August. Cyclone Lucky Seven (Matt Craven and Emma Hamblin) were successful at Maryborough, while Frances Annie, trained by Michelle Wight and driven by Kylee Paul, came off a 30 metre handicap to score at Ballarat.